According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the United States team for the World Baseball Classic has failed "to get anything more than maybes" from Mike Trout and Bryce Harper.
A preliminary 50-player list had to be submitted in October, and Trout and Harper were not on it. Sherman notes that final WBC rosters are not due until January, but Trout or Harper joining late "would mean to give someone who has given a commitment the heave-ho, which would be bad form." Among the players who have committed: Clayton Kershaw, Noah Syndergaard, Chris Archer, Nolan Arenado, Jake Arrieta, Kris Bryant, Eric Hosmer, Ian Kinsler, Corey Kluber, Jonathan Lucroy, Andrew Miller, Buster Posey, David Price, Max Scherzer, Giancarlo Stanton, Justin Verlander, Dellin Betances, and Christian Yelich.
Tue, Nov 1, 2016 05:52:00 PM